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    Dec 2007
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    Found my first Native American grooved axe!!! Woooot!!

    Hit the newest of my fields, the one that produced the points from my last post. Nabbed a broken quartz point and an unknown material broken tipped blade. On my way out heading back to the car I saw just a small knob of reddish stone sticking out, I hooked it with my rake and pulled a bit and saw the groove! I lost it, happy dance, hootin and hollerin.... My first axe ever! It's about 6" long and 3.5 inches wide. Found in Southern NJ...

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  3. #2
    Mar 2009
    Central Kentucky
    Teknetics T2 Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    115 times
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    That's a killer axe head! And one That's on my wish list. Congratulations!

  4. #3
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Tesoro and Troy Shadow
    284 times
    That is a GREAT find. I've never found one but always wanted to. Congrats. Tennessee digger

  5. #4
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266, Fisher 1270, Whites TDI, Garrett AT Gold
    753 times
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    That's a sweet find! That's a deep groove, wonder how long it took to etch that groove in the rock?

  6. #5

    Aug 2005
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Whites XLT and Minelab Excalabur 11
    77 times
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    That is amazing!!!

  7. #6
    Jun 2011
    White's XLT
    995 times
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    man, that is sweet. congrats!

  8. #7

    Dec 2007
    9 times
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    Thx everyone for the kind words. I'm so stoked about it, I've shown everyone I've seen tonight lol. Now I can't wait to get back out there, been finding few points, lotta flakes, and today it was seeming like the field was drying up with finds. Good news is we have rain coming the next 2 days, so I'm in it to win it this week for sure!

  9. #8
    May 2008
    GARRETT GTI 2500, Garrett Infinium
    520 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I remember my first one. Unforgettable.

    I sat right down and let the antiquity sink in. It took a while.

    Great find!
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche

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  10. #9

    Apr 2012
    Southern Maryland
    Whites Prism IV
    5 times
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    Perfect axe head, awesome congrats.

  11. #10
    Dec 2010
    XP Déus the Only Wireless Métal Détector - Tecknetics D4000 - Garrett ACE 250
    9 times
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    Great discovery !!!!

  12. #11
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's an awesome find, congrats! HH, Mike

  13. #12
    Charter Member

    Apr 2012
    Radio Shack Lone Star, baby!
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    Nice axe head! We don't have too many of those here in the desert ... no wood to cut! :-)
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  14. #13
    Apr 2012
    Garrett AT Pro
    44 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Now that's a nice axe!!

  15. #14
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

    Jan 2012
    Winchester VA
    Minelab Explorer XS/15"Coiltek. Garrett GTI 2500/14"Power DD. Garrett AT Pro/11"DD. Garrett PRO-POINTER pinpointer
    48 times
    Relic Hunting
    VERY COOL! Congrats!!!
    "Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey

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  17. #16

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
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    Well done.
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  18. #17
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Whites V3i, MXT & Beach Hunter I.D.
    187 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Awesome find indeed, a big congrats on that one I'm sure that put a big ole grin on your face

  19. #18
    Oct 2009
    Jersey Cape
    Fisher 1265X & CZ-7
    348 times
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    Congrats fir , I posted my first grooved axe here a few weeks ago , same type of rock but the axe i found is slightly larger , found in the Jersey Cape . The rain and recent plowing of farm fields made it all happen ! I know how you feel , find that old is a once in a lifetime find but like I discovered .. most could give a rat's @$$l . Still a great day when you get one !

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  20. #19
    Apr 2003
    South Carolina
    Teknetics T2 SE, Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Shadow X5, Fisher F75/F70, Garrett Infinium
    56 times
    Relic Hunting
    Very nice axe!
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  21. #20
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
    190 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    excellent find.....and in great condition....will make a great native american display


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